Shakespeare’s Sonnet 81

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 81 is about immortal life through verse — not necessarily his own, but that of his muse. The strange thing is that in order for his muse to become immortal, he also must become immortal. It seems strange almost 500 years later to read Shakespeare’s sonnet and realize that he has done just that.

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Shakespeare’s Sonnet 81

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 81 is about immortal life through verse — not necessarily his own, but that of his muse. The strange thing is that in order for his muse to become immortal, he also must become immortal. It seems strange almost 500 years later to read Shakespeare’s sonnet and realize that he has done just that.

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